Kaiser Pils - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 83 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
The beer comes in a beautiful bright goldenrod that is quite hazy.
The aroma has some crisp lemon notes, some wonderful bready malt, and lots of grass and spice.
The flavor follows with lemon and tangerine, a bit of pale cracker malt, the finish hits with a lot of spice and then tons of grassy bitterness. It’s an extremely bitter beer for the style.
It’s a bit too bitter and could use more cleanness throughout, though still a clean pilsner. This beer really does the style well, especially with its huge spice and grassy bitterness on the end.
09-17-2013 01:45:08 | More by dar482
4.69/5 rDev +24.1%
About the beer:
A- beautiful golden clear straw color.
S- Grassy, malty, and that typical spicy hallertau sharpness.
T- Bitter up-front with lots of malt character followed by a lingering bitterness that leaves your palate refreshed and wanting more.
M-Good body for a session strength beer with ample carbonation to round things out.
Overall- A classic and fantastic example of "GERMAN PILSNER". This truly is one of the best and most flavorful pilsners out there....especially in the pittsburgh area. It is extremely discouraging seeing people who give this beer a bad review and clearly don't understand what this style is supposed to be. Look at the medals its won at GABF...those judges know their styles! Overall if you're in the pittsburgh area Penn Brewery is an absolute must if you like traditional german style beer. These guys master their craft and do it day in day out.
02-15-2013 18:48:41 | More by markleyc06
3.91/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a light yellow gold with white suds for a head.
Smells of grassy malts with some notable hop bitterness.
Grassy malts, a bit of bready character, and a dry hop bite.
Crisp light body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
Another solid pilsner offering from Penn, I like this one better than their standard pils. Another good one to pair with food or session. Doesn't try to do much else than that, but does what it does just fine. Definitely worth trying with food or as a thirst quencher.
02-02-2013 22:24:36 | More by Cylinsier
3.38/5 rDev -10.6%
12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It is pale yellow and hazy. It was topped with about one and a half inches of off white head.
S - A pleasant lemon scent fills my nostrils. I also get some grass.
T - The lemon grass comes through in the taste as well, but is overshadowed by a skunk flavor.
M - Thin to moderate
O - It is not a bad beer aside from the skunk taste. I enjoyed the lemon aroma.
01-23-2013 20:07:55 | More by buschbeer
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Had this on 2012-11-23 in Pittsburgh at the brewery
A - Clear gold with a 1.5-finger white head and mild lacing.
S - Lemon, grass, saltine cracker
T - Good, bold flavors of lemon, hallertau grassy spice, pale malt, touch of lightly-toasted white bread. Finishes dry and with some lasting bitterness.
M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
O - Really enjoyed this with my meal at the brewery. It also held up well earlier in the day in a Pilsner-palozza, coming in 3rd behind Victory Prima Pils and Troegs Sunshine Pils in an all-Pennsylvania shoot out.
11-25-2012 20:10:24 | More by Tucquan
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Pennsylvania Brewing Company... one of the first of their beers I had the pleasure of joining. Got to love free beer!
Appearance - A calm yellow with slight carbonation. It is clear and about right for the style
Smell - The scent is a bit weak for me but has the definite hop scent.
Taste - A bitter hops and malt that then kicks up with extra bitter goodness in the second round. The flavors have almost a chocolate to dark fruit flavors.
Mouthfeel - A little more carbonation would help with the nice long lasting flavor.
Overall - This is a good beer, but boy you have to be in the mood for the bitterness.
09-10-2012 02:44:11 | More by TownDunkel
Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.